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09 May, 2021

FIXED TELEPHONY SERVICES – IN LOWER DEMAND BY USERS

The statistical data on the evolution of the fixed voice market in the third quarter of 2020, presented by the 23 providers to the National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI), show that the total number of users of these services decreased by 2,9%, compared to the end of 2019, estimated at over 1 million, while the total sales volume on this market segment decreased by 13.8%, compared to the third quarter of last year, making up 91.8 million lei, whereas the voice traffic generated by users has hardly changed, recording a total volume of approximately 265 million minutes.

 

According to the data presented to ANRCETI, the number of Moldtelecom subscribers decreased by 2.6% and showed around 935 thousand, and the number of subscribers of alternative providers decreased by 5.5%, reaching 105.5 thousand. The same data show that 913.1 thousand of the total were natural persons and 127.2 thousand - legal entities. The penetration rate of fixed telephony services, per 100 inhabitants, decreased by 0.6 percentage points and amounted to 39.4%.

At the same time, the average monthly revenue per user (ARPU) decreased by 10.6% and equaled 29.3 lei, and the average monthly volume of minutes consumed per subscriber (MoU) increased 5.5% and amounted to 130 minutes, the average duration of a call being 2.6 minutes, increasing by 14.7%.

At the end of the third quarter of 2020, the market share of JSC Moldtelecom, by revenues, was 93.5%.

November 27, 2020

Changed: 3/12/2020